A constantly in motion exhibition as part of the theme year 2009 Schiedam, “strong women”, was developed. A lead block was the focal point and was transformed during this exhibition. The voyeuristic nature of KASBOEK III, due to the webcamrecordings, gave the public the opportunity to follow this process live throughout the exhibition, 24 / 7 by webcam. Follow, enjoy and bid!
Beautiful dresses with sugar
outsite the sun is shining
Autumn does invade
The THREE of them
Loose dishes filled with liqueur
finished with tears
Karel the cat
Oh yeah? Yeah, every day.
The assistance of all,
It leaks trust.
Cleaning Hand Soap,
Pencil on the wall,
Light from above,
Loops from the ceiling,
Let’s see if the ladies are working,
Ragout Dish 1897,
Peas and pear liquorice,
The harbour to the open sea with floodgates and men that open the bridge.
With one hammer blow, the future is determined, the value is unveiled.
KASBOEK III, Schiedam
Some projects make more of an impression than one could have imagined beforehand…
In September 2009, the KASBOEKcollective settled down for one month in our city, Schiedam. A “constantly moving” exhibition was realized, as part of our year theme “Strong Women”. In the middle of an empty building in the center of downtown. With a webcam and a website. And a lead block. One month, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With the door open, and an auction.
The KASBOEKcollective has put down a very exciting project in the month that they were in our city, with the end result being a beautiful sculpture ‘Perpetuum Mobile’. The Perpetuum Mobile moves constantly and is capable of generating energy from nothing. In the empty shop in the High Street they have created a dynamic studio. With a notice board on the sidewalk and the door – If they were present, always open. The project started KASBOEK III. A block of hand-cast lead in the center. To the outside world it seems as if nothing is happening, but then suddenly we see the Block of lead change form step by step. Many residents of Schiedam, followed these women by Internet or by visiting the studio. As befits a true resident of Schiedam they asked what they were doing and especially why. With this understanding of the process, how does art work? And what is the value of it? A look behind the scenes of the artist.
Schiedam, is a city with mills and a history of raw hard-working workers in the gin-and shipping industry. Close to big brother Rotterdam and little by little becoming prouder of our own town: no need to exaggerate, just acting normal is crazy enough. Schiedammers have always paid enough attention to arts and culture. A new generation of artists and designers is finding their way to Schiedam. I hope to pave the way so that they can find it more easily.
KASBOEKIII has made a big impression on our city and the community.
— Daphne Harthoorn, Beleidsadviseur Cultuur, Gemeente Schiedam